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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Thursday, 26 May 2016

0192  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  On December - 31 death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on December - 31.  

1382  On this day in history daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan  

1384  John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on this day in history.  

1424  On December - 31 death of thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1460  Death of Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443) on this day in history.  

1510  On December - 31 death of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472)  

1535  On December - 31 death of william Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)  

1568  On December - 31 death of shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)  

1575  On this day in history death of pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)  

1583  On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1610  Death of Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540) on this day in history.  

1616  On this day in history jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31  

1647  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on December - 31.  

1650  Death of Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612) on December - 31.  

1652  On this day in history frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies  

1673  On December - 31 death of oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1679  Death of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608) on December - 31.  

1691  On this day in history death of dudley North, English economist (b. 1641)  

1719  On this day in history john Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73  

1733  Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1742  On December - 31 death of karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)  

1775  On this day in history richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British  

1799  On December - 31 death of jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)  

1802  On December - 31 francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1809  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75 on December - 31.  

1818  Jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1848  Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on December - 31.  

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0695  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On December - 31 birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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